Inflows to fixed-income products continued in November on account of market-volatility worries, while equity outflows this year could surpass 2008 levels.
October data show continued inflows for bonds (including riskier fixed-income assets), while investors withdrew money from U.S. stock mutual funds and ETFs.
Morningstar's Shannon Zimmerman recaps how stock and bond funds have performed across categories this year and offers guidance on what investors should look for in 2013.
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson reviews bond fund performance and fund flows in 2010, analyzes recent performance hiccups in fixed income, and pinpoints the factors that should be on bond investors' radars today.
Don't swap your whole fixed-income position for dividend-paying stocks.
Investors sent money to municipal bond mutual funds for a sixth consecutive week, though at a decreased pace.
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